• Just to talk about barbers, barbershops

    I visited about 10 barbershops in Klang Valley, Kuching as well as Kota Kinabalu. I did not photograph any of them, mainly I was having my hair cut, or had my face hair trimmed. Also, I prefer to photograph older barbers, and barbershops.  Just my preference. I have a fixed hairstylist I like to go to for now, and I photographed some barbers and barbershops when our twins were going for their hair cut.  They used to like the older barber, but now their taste in style has changed. While visiting the barbershops, I noticed some distinction which would determined if the barber would be able to make it big…

  • Doing homework, doing it right

    School holiday is over, and kids back to school. Many parents (like us) will be or already busy with helping the kids with home work or school work. Most of the time, Inez would do her home work by herself (Sri Lanka and Chinese genes are strong). This evening, she handed me some books to run through to check if she would be able to answer the questions on the home work correctly.  So I went through the books.  I realised, home work is actually a really good time for parent and kids to get together.  Like spending quality time together. What I think would work really well for ‘New…

  • Education through Shopping, Possible?

    Tuesday was a public holiday, and after Retna and I spent so much time at work, I decided to spend some time with daughter, thinking what we could do together.  Retna was down with really bad cough, so she skipped. So Inez started by asking, “Dad, why some leather products are so expensive?” “Dad, what is a real leather bag?” So, we went to KL to learn about what she asked.  Ok, for the record, we did not spend the whole day out and about, hanging out, we were in town for a few hours, since the morning traffic was kind of forgiving. I took her into Louis Vuitton at…

  • Malaysian Record Attempt for Most Number of Anti-Virus for Mobile Devices Activated in an Event

    Kaspersky Lab, a global cybersecurity company is celebrating its 20thanniversary and is attempting to set a Malaysian record for the Most Number of Anti-Virus for Mobile Devices Activated in an Event. The brand is set to partner with Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) to educate and encourage students  about the urgent need to protect their digital assets and identity; beginning with their mobile devices. The brand is targeting to secure 1,500 devices with its Kaspersky Internet Security for Android and Kaspersky Password Managers for iOS devices on June 5thin the university college. Malaysian digital sales trends mirror global sales with smart phones having a 54.2% market share compared…

  • A Scrumptious Feast Hosted by Celebrity Chef Fikree To Your Home This Raya

    Raya open house is such a joyful celebration to attend especially as family and friends come to gather for the lavish spread of local celebratory delicacies. But to host it would be a different story altogether. The stress from choosing which decorative items to buy, to purchasing new clothes for the whole family and then planning out your Raya spread could be overwhelming sometimes. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have relatives and friends over to your house to enjoy a Raya feast with the company of a celebrity chef, without you having to break a sweat organizing or spend a single cent to cook up a feast? As part of…

  • Me + My Mother

    Have you ever looked at your mum’s hands – all that hard work can leave her hands dry but filled with love. Botaneco Garden, a brand of delightful wholesome beauty products inspired by nature’s best; that is exclusively available at Guardian, is giving away 10 limited edition Botaneco Garden hand cream sets to pamper her precious hands through its “Botaneco Garden Mum + Me Mother’s Day Photo Contest X Guardian” to celebrate Mother’s Day with nature-inspired care and style. To show her your love, and our appreciation, there are also 10 uniquely designed 50gram bouquets that will be delivered to her, with a special card from you, and us. All…

  • Thinking about digital foot print

    Kaspersky Lab’s interactive multimedia project Earth 2050 has been accumulating predictions about environmental, social and technological developments for the upcoming 30 years since its launch in 2017. As Earth Day approaches, the company is inviting users from around the world to think about the future and contribute their thoughts to questions such as: If cars will be automated, how can we ensure passenger safety? How will our digital footprint impact global temperatures? Will machines take over the world? This Earth Day, Kaspersky Lab is extending an invitation to all users, researchers and futurologists to contribute their environmental, technological and social predictions to the Earth 2050 site. The portal, which is…

  • I am sucker for Bellroy

    I bought in total 6 Bellroy wallets, with 1 as a birthday gift to our brother.  I am not fancy user of wallet.  I have been long time using TUMI leather wallet, which I bought when I was in Japan for the first time.  It lasted for many years.  Prior to that, I have been using wallets from Marks & Spencer.  I discovered Bellroy by chance, through online ads. I bought the Hide and Seek, which I still have the wallet until today.  Then I picked up cycling, I opted for something could keep my phone as well as function as a wallet. Later, I found that I wanted something…